Siddharth Anand pens down a brief note ahead of Fighter’s release, wishes fans to pour in the same love for the “ambitious” film

Siddharth Anand is gearing up for his upcoming film Fighter. Ever since the movie’s initial announcement, it has been buzzing all over the internet. Fans cannot seem to get over the spooking hot chemistry of Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone.

2023 has been a remarkable year for Siddharth due to the blockbuster success of Pathaan. The director wishes the same gesture from fans for his upcoming film.


As everyone is pleasingly welcoming 2024, Siddharth reminisced about the entire year and how it made a difference for him with the success of Pathaan. Taking to his X account, the filmmaker penned down a lengthy note.

The note read, “As the new year draws to a close, I take a moment and look back. The year 2023 that changed everything for me. It started with a lot of nervousness and anxiety. PATHAAN, my film was releasing amidst a sea of forces against it. Something very weird called Boycott Bollywood was the phrase of the season. Hindi films were written off by naysayers. And then the day came. 25th January.”

“I remember waking up at 7am. After going to bed at 3:30am post the cast & crew screening. Woke up feeling numb. The 1st show had just started. Mamta & me decided to go to our friend Jayu’s place and wait for the public reviews. As we sat on his terrace the reviews started to pour in. Unanimously it was declared a BLOCKBUSTER. I couldn’t sit anymore. Decided to visit a theatre and see the reactions.”

“Got to the theatre but for the first time didn’t see the entire film with the audience. I saw the first 30 mins and I could gauge the pulse of the audience. It was something else. And then the videos started pouring in. Of people dancing in theatres to Jhoome Jo Pathaan. History was created. Pathaan became an ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER IN 2023.”

Talking about Fighter, he wrote, “Something else also happened in 2023. Mamta & me started our film company MARFLIX with #FIGHTER. A film that is ambitious in more ways than one. It’s more than just a film for us. And we have given it all to this one. 2024 starts with the same feeling again of nervousness and anxiety. Here’s hoping that you guys give the same love to FIGHTER that you showered on PATHAAN. Happy new year guys! See at the movies!! On 25th January.”

Fighter features Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, Anil Kapoor, Karan Singh Grover and Akshay Oberoi in key roles. The film marks the first aerial action movie to be made in India. It is scheduled to hit the theatres on the 25th of January 2024.